Dry Hop Orange | Caldera Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
calderabrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dry Hop Orange A conundrum in the world of beer styles. This ale does not fit any conventional beer style. Orange in color, but not oranges are added to this beer, this beer has hop characteristics of oranges and tangerines. Grist: Premium Two Row, Crystal; Hops: Amarillo, Cascade, Horizon.

Added by charlatan on 04-22-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
31
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
9.65%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 31
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange color for a beer with orange in the name. Minimal head, its all good. Definite citrus (orange?) hop impressions here. Pleasant.

Dry taste, moderate bitterness, full hop mouthfeel. Easy to drink. Not overpowering hop presence, but good nonetheless, gives it the delicate and on point treatment moreso than just simplistic bitter brutality. Crystal and caramel malt seem to be kicking it here. Stayed away from sweet territory. Definitely gets its orange name from the hop impressions, not the addition of fruit.

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3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

BBD 2/27/17

Pours an effervescent amber with some chill-hazing & 3 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Oranges and grapefruit, some leafy hops once warm

T: A little pomelo, some breadyness & dryness up front. Leafy hops once warm, flinty dryness as well, a little citrus as well. Finishes dry, with orange peel bitterness, & slight grassyness

MF: Medium body with fairly firm carbonation, alright balance

Drinks easy, nothing special, but not bad

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3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Reidrover
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap tonight at the Horse Brass.
Nice looking orangy amber ale with a tiny white head that lasts no time, some lace left.
Aroma is pleasant but nothing special ..of hops and malts with a touch or orange peel zest.
The taste was exhilarating to start with the hops blending well with the orange peel falavours but after a while it bacame dullish,but themalts held throughout.
Mouthfeel was rather on the thin side and average for style
This is a nice beer but for once I think this would be better served quite chilled.

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3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange in color, thin 1/7" head. Nice orange, tangerine like citrus hop notes.

Good mix of older Cascade with the new Amarillo hops give good aroma and decent bitterness. Plenty of crystal malt. A neat beer, definitely drops that orange into the nose and tongue.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of msubulldog25
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried this beer recently on-tap at Tugboat Brewing in Portland, a pint glass at Happy Hour - May 1, 2007. Pretty sure I've had this before...

Here's the description from Caldera's website for this year-round offering:
"A conundrum in the world of beer styles. This ale does not fit any conventional beer style. Orange in color, this beer has hop characteristics of oranges and tangerines. Grist: Premium Two Row, Crystal; Hops: Amarillo, Cascade, Horizon; Original gravity: 1.052; Alcohol by volume: 5.4%."

A: Beautiful, slightly hazy honey-orange color. Light to moderate fast-rising carbonation. Topped with a creamy, off-white head, about 1-1/2 fingers, gently fading. Good lace.

S: Malty caramel, a touch sweet. A piercing hop sting - definitely orange/citrus-smelling.

T: More toffee-maltiness than I'd expected, but offset with that 'orange' pith taste the hops contribute. What starts sweeter ends more on the side of bitterness. Good flavors and nicely balanced overall.

M: Creamy, medium mouthfeel, carbonation seems a little light. Ends with a little sticking malt and a slightly metallic hop bite on the back of the tongue. This analogy may sound weird, but it felt like a quarter was being pressed down on my tongue...

D: For a beer without a definitive style to grade against, I can really just say that - yes - it was enjoyable and - yes - I would get it again.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Dry Hop Orange from Caldera Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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